Pterocarpus soyauxii

Padauk starts out a bright orange, but will slowly oxidize into a deep purple-brown with the passage of years. The most striking usage of padauk is pairing it with lighter woods for beautiful contrasts. Padauk is quite hard and heavy.

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Wood Type: Tropical hardwood
Average Dry Weight: 720 kg/m³ (45 lbs/ft³)
Specific Gravity: 0.72
Janka Hardness: 1970
Texture: Slightly coarse & consistent
Grain Pattern: Straight, slightly wavy, & interlocking
Color: Orange to purple-brown
Origin: West Africa